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Heike Bates

Broker Associate


Hi!  I'm Heike Bates...Welcome to my webpage.

You must be here because you are considering buying or selling a home.  While it's true that buying or selling in today's real estate market can be a complex and time-consuming (but also exciting) endeavor, I am here to help you navigate through it all.

If you're a SELLER you may ask:

  • What improvements should I make to get my home ready to sell?
  • What price should I place on my home?

If you're a BUYER you may ask:

  • How can I make sure I don't overpay?
  • Will what I buy be good for resale when I'm ready to sell?

The answer to these important questions and many more can be found with my help.

How you as a SELLER will benefit when you work with me:

  • I will work to get you the highest price for your property in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience.
  • We will stage your home so it will have maximum appeal.
  • My top priority will be creating a personalized and extremely effective marketing plan just for you and your home.
  • We will use professional, enhanced "High Definition" photographs to showcase your home.
  • I do not practice "Dual Agency".  That means I will never represent a buyer negotiating against you.
  • I will guide and counsel you with the utmost care and understanding.  I will be with you every step of the way...from start to the closing table.

How you as a BUYER will benefit when you work with me:

  • You and I will discuss just exactly what kind of home you want, when you want it and, in detail, how we are going to get you there.
  • You will receive a customized home search of your target market as well as daily updates of any new listings that come on the market meeting your criteria.
  • I will help you find the best financing for your purchase.
  • I will guide you throough inspection issues as these can be very tricky.
  • I do not practice "Dual Agency".  That means I will never represent a seller negotiating against you.
  • When we find the right home, I will guide you through every step of the process and be with you from start to final celebration!

Here are a few more things that may help you decide if I'm the best person to help you.

  • I specialize in helping people buy and sell real estate all throughout Lake, McHenry and Northern Cook County, Illinois.
  • My husband and our German Shepherd, Rockie call Lake County our home.
  • I know the area like the back of my hand.
  • I worked for over 25 years in consumer banking and finance before entering the real estate business.
  • It's all about you...You can always count on me to be in your corner!
  • You talk...I listen!

Please give me a call, text or email and let's set a time to get together to see how I can help you.  NO pressure...NO obligation...NO cost!

I look forward to meeting you!

Heike Bates (Pronounced Hi-ka)